# Questions tagged [monodromy]

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### Degeneration of smooth curves and Picard-Lefschetz formula

Let $\pi:\mathcal{C} \to \Delta$ be a family of projective curves of genus $g \ge 2$ over the unit disc $\Delta$, smooth over the punctured disc $\Delta\backslash \{0\}$ and central fiber $\pi^{-1}(0)$...

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### Transverse $S^1$ actions on mapping tori

Up until now I have thought that the existence of a transverse $\mathbb{S}^1$ action on a symplectic mapping torus implies that the mapping torus is trivial. Unfortunately I also came up with a ...

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### Topological cycles with Lagrangian support

For a compact Kähler manifold of dimension $2n$, is there a classification of the homological $n$-cycles which are supported in a compact Lagrangian submanifold?
The main example for this question ...

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### The holonomy map associated to a mapping torus

So I have a rather embarrassing problem, which is not really a "problem", so much as a mental block I seem to be unable to overcome. I am trying to understand the "holonomy map" of a mapping torus. To ...

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### Frobenius structure for A_n singularities

I need to compute monodromy matrices $M(v)$, associated to a Frobenius structure for $A_n$ singularity with flat coordinates $v_1,\dots,v_n$, that is, $f(x)=x^{n+1}$. (due to Saito, Dubrovin etc.) ...

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### Do $\mathbb{A}^1-S$ and $\mathbb{A}^1-\{0,1\}$ have a finite etale cover in common?

We work over the field of complex numbers. (But remarks in characteristic $p$ are very welcome.)
Let $S$ be a finite set of points in $\mathbb{A}^1$ containing $0$ and $1$. [Edit: Assume $S$ contains ...

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### Characterization of the hypergeometric function

One of the definition of the hypergeometric function $_2 F_1$ rely only on its global properties around the singularities (and not on a differential equation or a serie expansion)
In modern language (...

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### How can I describe the monodromy of this variation of singular curves?

Consider the family of singular hyperelliptic curves
$$
y^2 - x(x-1)^2(x-2)(x-3)(x-4)(x-t)
$$
over $\mathbb{A}^1_t$. Over a generic point the fiber is a genus three curve where one of the genera comes ...

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### Multivalued functions with three independent branches

Let $n$ be a positive integer and $f: \mathbb{C} \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ be a multivalued function, analytic everywhere except for branch points at $0$, $1$ and $\infty$. Around one of those ...

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### How can I determine the monodromy of this variation of mixed hodge structures?

Consider the variation of mixed hodge structures which generates at the origin:
$$
f:X = \text{Proj}\left( \frac{\mathbb{C}[t][x,y,z]}{(xy(x + y + tz))} \right) \to \mathbb{A}^1_t
$$
How can I compute ...

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### Monodromy representations are “quasi-unipotent”

Let $S$ be a smooth complex algebraic variety, let $b$ be a closed point of $X$, and let $f:X\to S$ be a polarized family of smooth projective varieties over $S$. This induces a monodromy ...

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### Action of the monodromy on the cycle made of the real points

Let $f : \Bbb C^n \to \Bbb C$ be a polynomial function with real coefficients.
Let $X_t = f^{-1}(t)$ denote the fiber above some $t \in \Bbb C$. Let assume that the set of real points of $X_t$, for $t ...

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### Reference request: monodromy and isomorphic projections

I am looking for a reference to the following fact: monodromy group acting on the cohomology of smooth hyperplane sections of a smooth projective variety $X$ over $\mathbb C$ is preserved under ...

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### Reference result: proof of theorem of Kazhdan-Margulis on monodromy group of a Lefschetz pencil of odd fiber dimenion is “as big as possible”

In Deligne's paper on his first proof of the Weil conjectures, we have the following result.
Theorem 5.10 (Kazhdan-Margulis). L'image de $\rho: \pi_1(U, u) \to \text{Sp}(E/(E \cap E^\perp), \psi)$ ...

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### What are examples of D-modules that I should have in mind while learning the theory?

I've been reading about D-modules this summer in preparation for a learning seminar on intersection cohomology. Unfortunately, many of the ideas are not sticking while I learn about the theory. What ...

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### Non semi-simple monodromy in an algebraic family

I am looking for an example of a (edit: projective) family
$f : X \to Y$
of complex algebraic varieties which is a topologically locally trivial fibration in (singular) varieties and such that there ...

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### Intuition for Picard-Lefschetz formula

I'm trying to develop some intuition for the (local) Picard-Lefschetz formula (which I'm encountering for the first time in Deligne's paper "La Conjecture de Weil, I").
To summarize the setup, we ...

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### Relations between some works by Deligne-Mostow and Thurston

Happy new year 2016!
A coworker and I are interested in the relations between the works of Deligne and Mostow ([DM] and [M]) on the monodromy of Appell-Lauricella hypergeometric functions (Publ. ...

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### What does “higher monodromy” tell us about a principal bundle

Let $P \to X$ be a principal $G-$bundle and let $f: X \to BG$ be its classifying map. As I understand there's some way to associate a monodromy representation $\pi_1(X) \to G$ to it. I know how to ...

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### A specific linear differential equation on $\mathbb{C}-\{0,1\}$ whose monodromy group represents the fundamental group of $\mathbb{C}-\{0,1\}$

Is there a linear differential equation on $\mathbb{C}$ with singularities at $0$ and $1$ whose monodromy group represents the fundamental group of $\mathbb{C}-\{0,1\}$? If so, can someone give a ...

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### Cycle map and flat cycle

Let $\mathcal X\rightarrow C$ be a smooth projective morphism over an open subset of $\mathbb A_k^1$ ($k$ algebraically closed of characteristic $p>0$, one can suppose $C$ to be the spectrum of a ...

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### Does the monodromy of such VHS have to be trivial

Consider a variation of polarized Hodge structure on a punctured disk. Suppose that connection preserves Hodge filtration (which is much stronger, than Griffiths transversality). Moreover assume that ...

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### What are the easiest examples of irreducible, but not big, monodromy representations

Let $\rho: \pi_1(S,s_0) \to GL(V)$ be the monodromy representation associated to a local system of $\mathbb Q$-modules $\mathbb V$ with $\mathbb V_{s_0} = V$.
Let $H$ be the Zariski closure of the ...

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### Degeneration of wildly ramified local monodromy representations - near or far from Deligne?

Suppose we have a surface $S$ mapping to a curve $C$ and a finite cover $Y/S$ that is ramified at a divisor $D$. For each point $x \in C$ we get a ramified cover of the curve $S_x$, and we can study ...

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### Does there exist duality/symmetry between Fuchsian differential equations, like in the case of confluent hypergeometric?

My question is about whether certain dualities or symmetries hold between pairs of Fuchsian differential equations, but I need to give a bit of background to explain what I want to ask. Thank you for ...

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### Monodromy of a punctured disc

I meet the following problem which I think related to the monodromy:
Let $D: = \{z \mid |z|<1 \}$ be a disc, and $U \to D$ be a variety fibred over $D$. For each point $t \in D \backslash \{0\}$, ...

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### Can monodromy be described by the same matrix for chosen generators in case of the same singularity type?

Let $X$ be a surface in $\mathbb{P}^3$. We have a fibration $f: X \longrightarrow \mathbb{P}^1$, and $f^{-1}(s_1)$ and $f^{-1}(s_2)$ have the same singularity type. Let $\gamma_1$ and $\gamma_2$ be ...

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### $\ell$-adic monodromy theorems (over $\mathbb{C}$)

This question is about $\ell$-adic monodromy theorems for families over a number field. ($\ell$-adic analogues of Corollaries 6.2.8 and 6.2.9 in [BBD].)
Notation
$H$ denotes étale cohomology.
Let $...

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### kernel of monodromy action of braid group on homology of hyperelliptic curve

Let $X_{n}$ be the (unordered) configuration space of $n$ distinct points in $\mathbb{P}_{\mathbb{C}}^{1}$. The fundamental group of $X_{n}$ is the braid group on $n$ strands on the Riemann sphere, ...

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### Detecting Monodromy in Integrable Systems

Suppose I have a completely integrable system on a symplectic manifold $(M^{2n},\omega)$ with momentum map $H:M \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^n$ that has compact, connected fibers. Further, suppose I know ...

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### A neat monodromy group of a family of Kaehler manifolds

Let $X\rightarrow B$ be a family of Kaehler manifolds with possibly singular fibers. Let $G$ be the monodromy group on $H^n(X_b,\mathbb{Z})$, where $n=\dim X_b$ with the smooth fiber $X_b$ over some $...

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### Monodromy along strata of a pushforward

Work with complex varieties and constructible sheaves on the complex analytic site. All functors will be tacitly derived.
Let $X$ be a variety acted upon by a connected linear algebraic group. Let $X ...

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### The Fuchsian monodromy problem

I want to understand the argument being made from equation 6.1 to 6.5 in this paper between pages 27-28
6.2, 6.4 and 6.5 are completely out-of-the-blue to me and I have no clue as to from where they ...

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### Monodromy action on the local system $R^2\phi_*\mathbb{Z}$

Let $\phi: \mathcal{X}\rightarrow B$ be a family of complex manifolds i.e. $\phi$ is a proper submersive holomorphic morphism, i write $X_b$ for the fiber of $b\in B$.
Suppose $dim_{\mathbb{C}}X_b=2$...

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### Inertia group vs. differential equations

The tame quotient of the inertia group of $\mathbf Q_p$, say, is the profinite group generated by the Frobenius $\sigma$ and the monodromy $\tau$, subject to the relation $\tau^{p-1} [\tau, \sigma] = ...

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### Fibered knot with periodic homological monodromy

It is well-known that there exist pseudo-Anosov automorphisms of surfaces that act trivially on the homology: they form the Torelli group. Similarly there exists pseudo-Anosov automorphisms that act ...

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### lifts of maps to $\mathcal{M}_{1,1}$

Hi,
here's there's a construction about elliptic curves that I do not completely understand. Suppose I consider the two following families of elliptic curves over $\mathbb{C}^*$.
The first, which I ...

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### Genus one fibered links

It is well-known that the only genus one fibered knots are the trefoil and the figure-eight. On the other hand, there exist infinitely many fibered links for any fixed higher genus.
My question is ...

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### An analog of Picard-Lefschetz theory for finite coverings in lieu of embeddings

Suppose that $f\colon X\to \mathbb P^N$ is a finite morphism, where $X$ is a smooth projective variety over $\mathbb C$. Then one may consider monodromy of the (singular) cohomology of the subvariety $...

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### Grothendieck monodromy theorem for l-adic sheaves

Hi,
Suppose that $F$ is a local field, $G_F$ its Galois group, $I$ the inertia subgroup, $k$ its residue field.
Let $X$ be a finite type scheme over $k$. Let $C$ be a constructible $l$-adic sheaf on $...

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### weight monodromy conjecture for curves?

Hi,
Is there a simple proof of the weight monodromy conjecture in the case of a curve over a mixed characteristic local field?
Thanks!

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### Rigid Uniformization vs Grothendieck's Local Monodromy Theory

I've noticed that some interesting results about abelian varieties can each be proven using one of two ways: the theory of rigid uniformization of abelian varieties or Grothendieck's local monodromy ...

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### Monodromy group of 1-dimensional families of hyperelliptic curves

If $f: \mathcal{C} \rightarrow \mathcal{P}_{2g+2}$ is a general family of hyperelliptic curves (defined over $\mathbb{C}$), we know that the algebraic connected monodromy group
$Mon^{0}$ of this ...

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### Quasi-unipotent monodromy for general families

This must be a naive question, but I'm wondering about the definition of quasi-unipotent monodromy for general families, not only 1-parameter families. The problem is that usually, in the books of ...

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### Irreducibility of monodromy of eigenspaces of families of cyclic coverings

In the article "La conjecture de Weil", Deligne proves that for the primitive cohomology of a universal family $f:X \rightarrow S$ for $M_{d,n}$ the moduli stack of hypersurfaces of degree $d$ in $\...

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### What is the difference between holonomy and monodromy?

What is the difference between holonomy and monodromy?
And what is the simplest example in which one is trivial and the other is not?

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### Relationship between monodromy representations and isomorphism of flat vector bundles

This question is somehow related to this one.
Let $M$ be a smooth (compact, if you wish) connected manifold.
Then, it is well known that there is an equivalence between the isomorphism classes of ...

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### What is the mod l monodromy of a generic trigonal curve?

For a hyperelliptic curve H, the mod 2 monodromy is smaller than $GSp_{2g}(F_2)$ -- since the two torsion of the Jacobian H is generated by differences of Weierstrass point, the monodromy of a generic ...

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### Analogue of Shafarevich-Ogg's theorem over complex numbers

Let $f:E\to D^*$ be a family of complex elliptic curves parametrized by the punctured open disk $D^*.$ Assume that the monodromy on $H^1$ is trivial (i.e. $R^1f_*\mathbb Z$ is a constant sheaf on $D^*$...

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### Monodromy groups of families of abelian varieties: a reference request

In Serre's letter to Vigneras of 2 Oct 1986, he summarizes a course he's giving in Paris, explaining how to control the image of the mod-l Galois representations attached to abelian varieties. In ...